A History of the World

February 9, 2020 - Comment

Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to

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Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs.

A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’

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Anonymous says:

Buy it Great book. It is a fascinating read. If you have always been interested in reading and are looking for an area to investigate further this is a great book, as a result of its’ descriptions of various era’s I didn’t know much about I have bought several other books to learn more about them.Well written, and I highly advise it.Obviously what should or should not have been included is a controversial topic but I didn’t want to stray into that, obviously things had to be cut to fit in…

Anonymous says:

Where was Andrew Marr when I needed him! OMG – I wish he had been my history teacher – where was Andrew Marr when I needed him!The author, so well known for his political interviews, takes a side step to become an enthusiastic story teller who should inspire generations of people to question what they think they know about even the times that they have just lived through. A fascinating delve into history that shows world events, how these have been portrayed in history lessons and in the media, and why they still resonate…

Anonymous says:

A good solid read. A very well written overview of world history. Marr has an eye for significant detail, and at the same time maintains a steady pace and broad historical sweep. Excellent for those who want to keep in mind an overall picture of historical sequence, as background to studying particular periods in more detail, or making better sense of our own times.

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